Seismic activity

Very shallow M6.6 earthquake registered in Solomon Islands

Strong and very shallow earthquake registered as M6.6 (Geoscience Australia) hit Solomon Islands at 07:47 UTC on August 15, 2015. Geoscience Australia is reporting depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 6.3 km (3.9 miles).This is the third quake to hit Solo

August 15, 2015

Very shallow M6.7 earthquake registered off the coast of Solomon Islands

A strong and very shallow earthquake registered as M6.7 by Geoscience Australia (preliminary data) hit off the coast of Solomon Islands at 18:49 UTC on August 12, 2015. The agency is reporting a very shallow depth of 1 km (0.62 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth

August 12, 2015

Earthquake swarm in far northwest Nevada continues

The earthquake activity that began in July 2014 in the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge in far northwest Nevada is continuing to shake residents, University of Nevada, Reno reports. Their seismologists are monitoring the on-going activity that includes three earthquakes larger t

August 12, 2015

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M6.9 by USGS hit Solomon Islands at 04:12 UTC on August 10, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 0 km.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 186

August 10, 2015

Very shallow M5.7 earthquake registered near the coast of Queensland, Australia - state's largest in almost 100 years

Geoscience Australia has recorded three moderately strong earthquakes near the coast of Queensland, Australia since July 29, 2015. The first one, M5.3, hit at 23:41 UTC on July 29 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). M5.7 at a depth of 0 km, Queensland's largest quake

August 01, 2015

Strong earthquake M6.3 registered near Iliamna Volcano, Southern Alaska, US

A strong earthquake registered as M6.3 hit Southern Alaska, US at 02:35 UTC on July 29, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 116.6 km (72.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 103 km (64 miles).Epicenter was located, 15 km (9 miles) SSW of Iliamna Volcano, 68 km (4

July 29, 2015

Very strong M7.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia

A very strong earthquake M7.0 hit Papua, Indonesia at 21:41 UTC on July 27, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 52.9 km (32.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). According to the USGS, epicenter was located 234 km (145 miles) W of Abepura and 247

July 27, 2015

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hit off the coast of Fox Islands, Alaska

A very strong and shallow earthquake, M6.9 hit off the coast of Fox Islands, Alaska, US at 04:49 UTC on July 27, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 27.1 km (16.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.9 earthquake at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles).Epicenter was located 73 km (45 mil

July 27, 2015

M6.1 earthquake registered south of Java, Indonesia

Geoscience Australia registered M6.1 earthquake at a depth of 51 km (31.7 miles) south of Java, Indonesia at 07:05 UTC on July 26, 2015. USGS registered it as M6.0 at a depth of 59.2 km (36.8 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was located 93 km (58 miles) S of Kraj

July 26, 2015

Volcanic ash blankets the skies over Indonesian archipelago: Simultaneous eruption of 5 volcanoes

Five volcanoes of the Indonesian archipelago simultaneously erupted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The spewing ashes clouded the skies over the islands, suspending the flights on three airports in the area. Since last month, 13 000 people have been evacuated due to volcan

July 24, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.3 earthquake registered near Santa Cruz Islands

Geoscience Australia recorded a very strong earthquake measuring M7.3 at a depth of 4 km (2.5 miles) off the coast of Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands, at 02:27 UTC on July 18, 2015. USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).Accord

July 18, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake registered off the coast of Barbados

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by USGS as M6.4 hit off the coast Barbados at 15:16 UTC on July 16, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 5.6 km (3.5 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.4 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was located 116 km

July 16, 2015

Very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by USGS as M6.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) hit off the coast of Solomon Islands at 04:12 UTC on July 10, 2015. Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp 6.8 at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw 6.8 at a d

July 10, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Kuril-Kamchatka Trench

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by JMA as M6.2 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles) hit Kuril-Kamchatka Trench at 05:10 UTC on July 7, 2015. USGS registered it as M6.3 at a depth of 38.1 km (23.7 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was located 99 km (62 miles

July 07, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake registered near Tonga, Pacific Ocean

USGS registered strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake near Tonga, Pacific Ocean at 12:25 UTC on July 6, 2015. Preliminary report mentions depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).Epicenter was located 76 km (47 miles) NE of `Ohonua, 83 km (52 miles) ENE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga and 798 km (

July 06, 2015

Earthquake swarm in the Reykjanes volcanic system, Iceland

An earthquake swarm started on June 30, 2015 at 21:00 UTC in the Reykjanes volcanic system at the southwest tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland. Around 400 earthquakes have been detected by 14:00 UTC on July 1.By July 3, the frequency of earthquakes has significantl

July 03, 2015

M6.0 earthquake hits NW of Santa Monica, Philippines

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake was registered by USGS at a depth of 49.6 km (30.8 miles) NW of Santa Monica, Philippines at 06:43 UTC on July 3, 2015. EMSC is reporting Mw 6.1 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).Epicenter was located 18 km (11 miles) NW of Santa Monica, 64 km (40

July 03, 2015

Deadly M6.5 earthquake hits west China

A deadly earthquake registered by CENC as M6.5 at a depth of 10 km hit southern Xinjiang, west China at 01:07 UTC on July 3, 2015. USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 20 km.Epicenter was located 95 km (59 miles) SE of Yilkiqi, 131 km (81 miles) SE of Shache, 164 km (10

July 03, 2015

Very strong and deep M6.9 earthquake registered near Bonin Islands, Japan

A very strong and deep earthquake registered by JMA as M6.9 at a depth of 480 km (298 miles) hit near Bonin Islands (Ogasawara Islands) at 12:18 UTC on June 23, 2015. USGS is reporting it as M6.3 at a depth of 455.9 km (283.3 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was

June 23, 2015

Deep M6.5 earthquake registered near Ndoi Island, Fiji

A strong and deep earthquake registered as M6.5 by USGS hit near Ndoi Island, Fiji at 21:28 UTC on June 21, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 563.5 km (350.1 miles.). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude at a depth of 553 km (343 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter w

June 21, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hit near the coast of Conception, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Conception, Chile at 02:10 UTC on June 20, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.6 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). CSN Chile registered it as Mw6.4 at a

June 20, 2015

US mid-continent seismicity linked to high-rate injection wells

A dramatic increase in the rate of earthquakes in the central and eastern US since 2009 is associated with fluid injection wells used in oil and gas development, says a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder and the USGS.The number of earthquakes associated wit

June 19, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake - southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A very strong and shallow earthquake M7.0 was registered at southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 12:51 UTC on June 17, 2015. USGS reports depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC reports Mw6.9 at a depth of 10 km.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 495 km (308 miles) WNW of

June 17, 2015

Shallow M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga

A shallow M6.1 earthquake was registered by Geoscience Australia off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga at 11:07 UTC on June 12, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). Preliminary report by USGS mentions M6.3 at a depth of 28.6 km (17.8 miles).According to t

June 12, 2015

Deadly M6.2 earthquake hits Northern Borneo, Malaysia

A strong earthquake M6.2 (Geoscience Australia) hit Northern Borneo, Malaysia at 23:15 UTC on June 4, 2015. GA is reporting depth of 77 km (47 miles). USGS recorded M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).The Malaysian Meteorological Department reports M5.9 earthquake, cen

June 05, 2015

Shallow M5.8 earthquake registered 180 km S of Axial Seamount, off the coast of Oregon

A shallow earthquake registered as M5.8 hit off the coast of Oregon, US at 06:52 UTC on June 1, 2015. USGS is reporting a shallow depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).Epicenter was located about 180 km (113 miles) S of submarine volcano Axial Seamount and 514 km (319 miles) W of

June 01, 2015

Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake hits Bonin Islands region, Japan

Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake was registered by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) off the coast of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands region (Ogasawara), Japan at 11:23 UTC on May 30, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 590 km (366 miles). Preliminary report by US

May 30, 2015

Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits off the coast of Alaska, US

A very strong M6.8 earthquake was registered by USGS at a depth of 61.7 km (38.3 miles) near Chirikof Island, Alaska at 07:00 UTC on May 29, 2015. EMSC is also reporting M6.8 at a depth of 60 km.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 111 km (69 miles) NNW of Chiri

May 29, 2015

M5.6 earthquake rattles Tokyo, Japan

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded M5.6 earthquake at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) near Tokyo, Japan at 05:28 UTC on May 25, 2015. USGS reports it as M5.3 at a depth of 35.0 km (21.7 miles). EMSC reports M5.1 at a depth of 71 km (44 miles).According to the USGS,

May 25, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake - southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake was registered off the coast of Saint Helena, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 04:53 UTC on May 24, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC reports M6.4 at the same depth.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 910

May 24, 2015

Strong M7.1 earthquake registered in the Solomon Islands

A very strong, M7.1 earthquake at (Geoscience Australia) was recorded in the Solomon Islands region at 21:45 UTC on May 22, 2015. GA preliminary report mentions depth of 100 km (62 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 7 km (4.3 miles).According to the USGS, epic

May 22, 2015

M4.2 earthquake registered near London, UK

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake was registered by BGS at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) approximately 7 km (4.3 miles) S of Ramsgate, Kent, UK at 01:52 UTC on May 22, 2015. USGS registered it as M3.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).This location is approximately 24 km northeast

May 22, 2015

M4.1 quake hits Napa, California - the strongest since last year's M6.0

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake was registered by the USGS at a depth of 8.9 km (5.5 miles) in Napa County, California at 02:53 UTC on May 22, 2015. It is the strongest earthquake since August 23, 2014 when the region was hit by strong and shallow M6.0.Going back a bit further

May 22, 2015

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake registered near Lata, Solomon Islands

A very strong and shallow M7.2 (downgraded to M6.9 at a depth of 33 km/20.5 miles) earthquake was registered by Geoscience Australia near Lata, Solomon Islands at 22:48 UTC on May 20, 2015. USGS registered it as M6.8 at a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles).According to the USGS

May 20, 2015

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered near Tonga

A strong and deep M6.1 earthquake at a depth of 200 km (124 miles) was registered by Geoscience Australia near Tonga at 00:30 UTC on May 20, 2015. USGS registered it as M6.0 at a depth of 80.3 km (112.0 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was located 128km (80mi) WN

May 20, 2015